an interesting this happened on the way to developing the pattern for this new design.
Normally, my first step after getting my idea down on paper (in the form of a sketch), I create a “prototype”, that’s to say that I create a skeleton form of the new design (without a lining and devoid of most interior features), just to get my important pattern pieces working together.
But this time…and for the 1st time…
I went straight from a sketch to a gorilla sample which I’ve been carrying for about 10 days (see the silver & gold sample below and at left).
So why you might ask are there TWO gorilla samples presented on this page?
Well here’s the deal… as much as I liked the 1st Gorilla sample (on the left), after making the next sample (which I really believed would be the first show sample for this design) and carrying it for a week or two I found I was dissatisfied with that back slot pocket. When I carried my phone in that slot pocket, it seemed to blare open a bit making my phone seem a little too exposed and insecure. That’s when I knew that the right decision was to add a tab of some sort to strengthen this area, but I also knew that doing this would unfortunately render BOTH of these samples as totally ineffective as a true examples of this design… which means that although they’re both beautiful to look at, they could never truly represent the final design. For the first time ever, I had inadvertently created …
TWO Gorilla Samples!!!
As much as this was a disappointing turn of events, I’m satisfied with this course of action and I hope you stay tuned for our next post in this series when we’ll reveal the first TRUE sample of this design! I hope, I hope!
And now, it’s YOUR turn!
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